A Happy Belizean St Patrick’s Day from Chaa Creek!

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Are your Irish eyes smiling? They’re positively giggling in Belize as the country joins in the annual St Patrick day celebrations. Maybe Belize and St Patrick don’t naturally go together in most people’s minds, but those lucky enough to visit or live in this very green little country know better.
Just like most places on earth during March 17, a fair portion of the population attach a bit of green to their attire, assert a certain Irish-ness, and maybe even indulge in lifting a glass (or two, or three…) to that venerable saint.

HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY FROM CHAA CREEK

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Here in Belize, the Irish immigrated in great numbers, and you’ll see many Irish surnames around the place. The Irish also took it upon themselves to build churches and schools, some of them excellent and attracting solid Irish professionals. No one doubts that Sacred Heart College, in San Ignacio for example, has produced some of Belize’s finest. Its alumni list reads like a who’s who of top achieving Belizeans.